The SpaceThe “Cabbin" is a newly renovated historic building that was once a cabin, but is now a small brick building (with the logs still inside the walls). In the spirit of Appalachian Trail (AT) hiking, most people rent individual beds for a night or two at $28/person/night. We've hiked the trail and know to provide hiker-friendly details like boot dryers, a shaver, Q-tips, linens, shampoo, soap, ride into town, breakfast, etc. Walk-ins are welcome, but it's always best to call or e-mail ahead so that we can coordinate.
With a paid deposit, you can rent the whole "Cabbin" for $155/night – look for this as a separate listing on AirBnB.
The 2nd floor has 4 twin beds and a small, full bathroom. Downstairs is a small kitchen and dining area and a space with 2 futon beds and a small library. The space is air conditioned (or heated, depending upon the season).
For before and after pictures of the (historically named) "Cabbin" (and before and "in progress" pictures of the main house) look for us at: Mountain Home in Front Royal. Starting in about 2018, we will operate a full B&B from the main house, as well. Guest AccessGuests can hike in from the Appalachian Trail, just north of Shenandoah National Park, or drive in and park for free. We also provide a shuttle into Front Royal for lunch/dinner, post office, resupply, etc. You can leave a car and shuttle to a hiking spot ("slack pack") for a small fee. Interaction with GuestsWe are resident at Mountain Home every night we are open for guests. We greet our guests when they arrive, answer any questions they may have, provide hiking, and local activity suggestions, shuttle them to and from town with suggestions on where to eat/shop/find necessary services, and serve a continental breakfast in the morning. We might even provide s'mores around a small outside fire pit on a given night :-). But if guests just want downtime to rest, read or recharge, that is fine, too. We have a small library for guests as well. The NeighborhoodWe love being close to the Appalachian Trail and an easy walk in either direction. We are rehabilitating the 1847 historic Greek Revival Style farmhouse on the property into a full B&B. There are 5 other buildings on the property including a chicken coop and sheep shed which we are also going to repair and restore. We are happy to provide tours. The property is on the National and Virginia historic registers as "Mountain Home". Getting AroundWe provide a shuttle into and out of town. Once in town, there is the Trolley service. Many restaurants, services and the visitor center are all walking distance from historic Main and Chester streets. We have parking for those with vehicles. If you are coming to or from the DC area, contact us about shuttling on Mondays, Thursdays or weekends. Other Things to NoteWe can shuttle you to the 4H Center for a swim in their pool (their fees are about $5/day). Wineries and fine dining are just down the road. Additional information is in the ATC “Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker’s Companion” and AWOL’s “The AT Guide” for 2014.